Fortitude Valley railway station

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Fortitude Valley
Chinatown 華麗區站 中國城
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View from Platform 2 in October 2008
Location Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Coordinates 27°27′22″S 153°02′01″E / 27.4560°S 153.0337°E / -27.4560; 153.0337Coordinates: 27°27′22″S 153°02′01″E / 27.4560°S 153.0337°E / -27.4560; 153.0337
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) North Coast
Distance 1.33 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 islands)
Construction
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600014 (platform 1)
600013 (platform 2)
600010 (platform 3)
600012 (platform 4)
Fare zone go card 1
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened 1 November 1890
Electrified Yes
Previous names Brunswick Street
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Airport Line
Terminus
Beenleigh Line
toward Beenleigh
toward Roma Street
Caboolture Line
toward Caboolture
Terminus
Cleveland Line
toward Cleveland
toward Roma Street
Doomben Line
toward Doomben
One-way operation
Exhibition Line
One-way operation
toward Roma Street
Ferny Grove Line
toward Ferny Grove
Terminus
Gold Coast Line
Terminus
Ipswich and Rosewood Line
toward Rosewood
toward Roma Street
Redcliffe Peninsula Line
toward Kippa-Ring
toward Roma Street
Shorncliffe Line
toward Shorncliffe
Terminus
Springfield Line
toward Roma Street
Sunshine Coast Line

Fortitude Valley railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. Located beneath the Valley Metro complex, it serves the central Brisbane suburb of Fortitude Valley.

Pedestrian access to the station is via two thoroughfares near the corner of Brunswick and Wickham Streets and a pedestrian overpass connecting to McWhirters.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 November 1890 as Brunswick Street with the completion of the railway from Brisbane Central.[1][2]

In July 2007, an upgrade on the station commenced but being a busy station, only two platforms were able to be upgraded at any one time.[3]

The upgrade was completed in October 2008 with escalators, elevators, new lighting, updated passenger information displays and upgraded flooring.[4] With the upgrade completed, the station was renamed Fortitude Valley.[5][6]

Services[edit]

Fortitude Valley station is served by all suburban and interurban City network lines.[7][8][9][10][11][11][12][13][14][15][16]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Lines Destinations Notes
1 Airport City, Park Road & Varsity Lakes [17]
Doomben City, Roma Street & Park Road [17]
City & Cleveland Peak hours only[17]
Ferny Grove City & Beenleigh [17]
Shorncliffe City & Cleveland [17]
2 Airport Brisbane Airport Domestic [18]
Doomben Doomben [18]
Ferny Grove Ferny Grove [18]
Shorncliffe Northgate & Shorncliffe [18]
3 Caboolture City, Springfield Central, Ipswich & Rosewood [19]
Redcliffe Peninsula City, Springfield Central & Ipswich [19]
Sunshine Coast City, Springfield Central & Ipswich [19]
4 Caboolture Caboolture [20]
Redcliffe Peninsula Kippa-Ring [20]
Sunshine Coast Nambour & Gympie North [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Towards a unified rail system Queensland Rail
  2. ^ Fortitude Valley Centre for the Government of Queensland
  3. ^ Brunswick Street Station Upgrade Underway Queensland Government 5 June 2007
  4. ^ Beautiful Brunswick Street 612 ABC Brisbane 31 March 2008
  5. ^ Station revamp gives Fortitude Valley new lease on life Queensland Government 10 October 2008
  6. ^ All aboard Brisbane's soundwave station Brisbane Times 11 October 2008
  7. ^ Gold Coast-Airport line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  8. ^ Beenleigh line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  9. ^ Cleveland line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  10. ^ Ipswich and Rosewood line timetable[permanent dead link] TransLink 20 January 2014
  11. ^ a b Springfield line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  12. ^ Caboolture line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  13. ^ Doomben line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  14. ^ Ferny Grove line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  15. ^ Shorncliffe line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  16. ^ Sunshine Coast line timetable[permanent dead link] TransLink 20 January 2014
  17. ^ a b c d e Fortitude Valley Platform 1 TransLink
  18. ^ a b c d Fortitude Valley Platform 2 TransLink
  19. ^ a b c Fortitude Valley Platform 3 TransLink
  20. ^ a b c Fortitude Valley Platform 4 TransLink

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